Sunday, July 12, 2015

Goodbye, Kristine or Polly

Well friends (if there is anyone out there still!), I think the time has come to officially bring this blog to an end. I've been blogging on this thing since 2010 (!), but ever since I started focusing on my career a few years back, my posts have become more and more sporadic. It honestly made me sad to think of my blog hanging out in the vast Internet abyss, waiting for the next update. I finally just decided to tie this blog up in a neat bow with this post.

This blog has been an important part of my life for the past few years, and I have really enjoyed sharing my outfits, thoughts, and life events with you. Thank you so much for reading and being a part of this blog with me. This community has been amazingly supportive and encouraging and I feel so grateful, appreciative, and blessed to have been a part of it.

Does this mean I'm completely done with blogging? Probably not. I really enjoy blogging as a form of journaling and documentation, as well as a creative outlet and personal project. I think this just means that Kristine or Polly, as it once existed, is finished. I like the idea of someday creating a more lifestyle-focused blog... but we will see.

If you are interested, you can still find me on Instagram and Pinterest.

See you around!

xo Kristine

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A simple LA winter outfit

Sweater: Uniqlo (similar, similar)
Bag: Madewell (similar)
Jeans: American Eagle (similar)
Boots: Madewell (on sale!) 

When I don't know what to wear, I look at my Pinterest style board for ideas and inspiration. I basically look at it every day. This outfit was a combination of this pin and this pin

My style has gotten significantly more simple and pared down this past year or so - I mostly only buy items that I know I need and will go with everything else in my wardrobe. This outfit is indicative of my style direction lately: neutral colors + basics + denim.  I'm pretty, dare I say, passionate about the minimal wardrobe and you might see a few posts about it if I get around to it!

(Sidenote: I realize that my wardrobe philosophy today is so different from when I first started this blog. Anyone else remember when I was wearing all the patterns and colors and accessories at once? ::embarrassed emoji::)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Inspired by Pinterest: Panama Hat + Denim

Hat // Bag // Boots (on sale!) 
Chambray Shirt // Jeans

I've seen this pin floating around Pinterest and accidentally pinned it twice on separate occasions. I just love how simple and cool this look is. 

PS. Feel free to follow me on Pinterest for tons more denim inspiration!

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

So long, 2014

Hat: Urban Outfitters; Tee: Madewell; Jeans: Topshop
Shoes: Madewell (similar); Backpack: Fjallraven

Hope you all had a great holiday! Just squeezing in an outfit post for 2014 (my first one since May, oops). Jeans and a tee was my uniform for 2014 and I suspect it will be for 2015 as well. 

Here are a few things that made this year amazing and some goals for the new year...

Some highlights for 2014:
- landing a job at one of my absolute dream companies
- taking trips with Matt to DC, San Francisco, and Big Sur
- going to Disneyland twice
- seeing lots of great shows- Neutral Milk Hotel, Four Tet, Arcade Fire, Andrew Bird, Devendra Banhart, Beck, and tons more at FYF Fest like THE STROKES
- keeping a journal regularly
- going to yoga weekly (made easy with free classes at work!) 
- going home for the holidays :)

Some discoveries:
- my favorite jeans, the Topshop Jamie
- bras for super petite ladies! (this was monumental for me)
- eyebrow filling (I know I was late on this train) using Benefit's Brow Zings 
- this hand cream I can't live without
- overnight oats
-  favorite dessert places in LA, like SK Donuts and Cool Haus

Some goals for 2015:
- read more books (suggestions welcome!)
- hike at least once a month
- keep my apartment clean
- blog!
- be more conscious of my spending :| 

Have a safe and happy New Year!


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas wishlist 2014!

Left to right:

I've been needing some headphones to listen to music at work and earbuds just aren't cutting it. These headphones are stylish and classic.

I've been wearing Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume for the past, oh, 7-8 years, and although it smells so good on me, I think it's time for a change. This one smells so fresh. I also like this one

I wear my Fjallraven Kanken backpack basically everyday, but a leather backpack just looks so elegant.

A comfy, cozy sweatshirt to wear with jeans and some loafers. I also like it in gray! Have I mentioned how much I love Everlane?

I have this in the cherry color and I LOVE how moisturizing it is. Berry would be perfect for winter. 

The cutouts make this bootie so cool

Just to add a little glimmer to that little black dress. 

Not pictured:

- Anything from Catbird
- A steamer

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